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THE CALENDAR  • CALENDAR DIRECTORYEXHIBITIONS

April 1-7 • April 8-14April 15-21April 22-28April 29-30

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MONDAY
TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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FILM


Images • “ Love, Simon” • today’s time, • ww.www.imagescinema.org


THEATER
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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • L.A. Salami, UK-based storyteller, poet, philosopher and singer-songwriter known for creating magnetic post-modern blues — with opener Cat Clyde • 7 pm • info and tickets ($18/$16 or $9 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

FILM

 

Images • “ Love, Simon” • today’s time, 2:20 & 4:30 & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org

Skidmore • “Palestinian Voices: Lyd in Exile.” Artists Rami Younis and Sarah Friedland screen clips from their documentary film “Lyd in Exile” and discuss their work collecting stories from the fractured community of Palestinians who were exiled from the city of Lyd • 6 pm • Tang Museum, Somers Room • more info at 518-580-8080

 

MISC.

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • ticketed event: Off the Shelf: Authors in Conversation — a live event featuring Joe Donahue of public radio station WAMC interviewing noteworthy authors. Today’s interview is with Charles Frazier, the National Book Award-winning author of “Cold Mountain” who discusses his new book, “Varina” • 6 pm • at the bookstore • info and tickets ($5) ata3 www.northshire.com

 

Moreau Lake State Park • April Fool’s Day Hike. Family friendly hike around the lake with discussion of different ways animals “trick” their predators from finding or eating them • 11 am • Meet at the park office where you pay for the event: adults $2; children and seniors $1.

 

 


 

Tuesday
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MUSIC


Williams • Class of 1960 Lecture by Professor Suzannah Clark, “Cupid’s Arrow and the Conventions of Song in the Medieval Motet” • 4:15 pm • Bernhard Music Center Room 30 • free • music.williams.edu
Williams • Visiting Artist: Soovin Kim, violin • 8 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williams.edu

 

FILM

 

Images • “ Love, Simon” • today’s time, 2:20 & 4:30 & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

 

Northshire Saratoga American History Reading Group meets to discuss “The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11 ” by Lawrence Wright • 5:30 pm • at the Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY • Please email Mike Hare at mhare@northshire.com to inquire or join this group!
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Skidmore • lecture by Arthur Ganson, whose exquisitely designed kinetic sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States and Europe • 6 pm • Filene Recital Hall • more info at
518-580-5030.

WCMA (Williams College Museum of Art) • “Close Look: Mapping Stories,” artist talk • 4 pm • WCMA Galleries, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown • free • 413-597-2429.

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Mud Pond Hike: Start off on the nature trail and head out to Mud Pond to see some beaver lodges and maybe some other fun wildlife • noon-2 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply

 

 

 

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MUSIC


Williams • MIDWEEK MUSIC • 12:15 pm (bring lunch) • Chapin Hall • free • music.williams.edu
Williams • Visiting Artist Series: Master Class – Soovin Kim, violin • 4:15 pm • Brooks-Rogers • free • music.williamse

 

FILM

 

Images • “ Love, Simon” • today’s time, 2:20 & 4:30 & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.

Bennington College presents “Diasporic Translations: A Conversation with Katrina Dodson.” Covers the topic of identifying as part of a diaspora as translator or writer: what that means for one’s relationship to language and mastery, and to notions of the “native” versus the “other” in terms of both language and home cultures • 7 pm • in the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) • free

Caffè Lena • Poetry Open Mic with Featured Readers Jessica Cuello & Anthony Bernini. First Wednesday of every month • Sign-up from 7 to 7:25. Readings start at 7:30. Featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes • Admission is $5 for adults & FREE for students • www.caffelena.org”

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Snakes and Turtles — Join a park educator to learn about a few of the snakes and turtles taken care of in the nature center • 1-2 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply

Northshire Dark Side Reading Group (Manchester store) meets to discuss “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley • 1 pm • at the bookstore • Please contact Alden Graves at agraves@northshire.com to join the waiting list for this popular group



 

 

Thursday
5

 

MUSIC

 


Caffè Lena • Skidmore Night: Emma Larson • 7 pm • info and tickets ($10, or $5 for students) at www.caffelena.org

 

FILM


Images • “ Love, Simon” • today’s time, 2:20 & 4:30 & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org


Mahaiwe • film “Dr. Strangelove” (1964). An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop • 7 pm • $8 • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Skidmore • film “Autumn” and three short films. Screenings followed by a discussion with legendary avant-garde filmmaker Ernie Gehr • 6 pm • Tang Museum • more info at 518-580-8080

 

MISC.

 

Williams • Composition Reading – Miranda Cuckson & Nunc • 4:15 pm • Chapin • free • music.williams.edu


Northshire (Manchester store) • Michael Finkel presents “Stranger in the Woods” about twenty-year-old Christopher Knight who disappeared into the Maine woods in 1986 and would not have a conversation with another human being until nearly three decades later • 6 pm • www.northshire.com

 

Carving Studio and Sculpture Center • Today is the first day of a workshop “The Art of Stained Glass,” led by local artist Karen Deets • $395 • To register, or for more information, please contact the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center at 802-438-2097 or info@carvingstudio.org

Moreau Lake State Park • Knee High Naturalist. Kids ages 1-6 and their parents/guardians along with any siblings hear a short story or two based on the outdoors and then go for a short hike hoping to see some cool wildlife • 10-11 am OR 1-2 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply

 

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MUSIC


Caffè Lena • Don White — storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter • 8 pm • info and tickets ($20/$18 or $10 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

The Barn at Egremont Village Inn presents Cosmos Sunshine Band • 8 pm • 17 Main St., South Egremont, MA • more info and tickets ($10) at www.theegremontbarn.com


Williams • Miranda Cuckson & Nunc perform Piano Quartet by Harold Meltzer; “L’heure bleue” by Nina C. Young; “Hypha” by Sebastian Hilli; “Timelash” by Christopher Bailey; and a world premiere by Williams composer Ileana Perez Velazquez, “Lights of lives flowing through your eyes” • 8 pm • Chapin Hall • free • music.williams.edu

 

DANCE

 

Skidmore • Viva la Danse! (April 6-8). Skidmore’s Music and Dance departments join for a grand performance featuring classical ballet workshop students led by ballet master Denise Warner Limoli, with the Skidmore College Orchestra conducted by Anthony Holland. The program includes selections from Swan Lake, Act II and Gaîté Parisienne, a light-hearted “operetta in dance.” • today’s time, 8 pm • Zankel Music Center • Adults $10, Senior citizens $7, free for students and children. • ticket info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

COMEDY

 

Berkshire Theatre Group • Pittsfield Firefighters’ Night of Comedy, with renowned comics Kristine Blinn, Bucky Lewis and Mark Scalia
• 8 pm • at the Colonial • for tickets contact Hal Driver at 857-333-4310. More info at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org

 

FILM

 

Images • “ The Leisure Seeker” — Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker • today’s times 2:20,, 4:30, 7, & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Northshire (Manchester store) • Celebration of National Poetry Month — wine and cheese reception, accompanied by an art showing featuring the works of Vicki Bowden, followed by some poets reading from their books including Mark Wunderlich, Marty Cainne, Ross Thurber, Claire North, James Crews, and Amy Baker • 6 pm • www.northshire.com


Moreau Lake State Park • Family Friendly Bark up a Tree — Bring the whole family on this 2-3-mile dog friendly hike • 11 am-12:30 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply

Moreau Lake State Park • Red Oak Ridge Hike — Climb about half way up the mountain range and walk through some special places the educator points out as well as stop to enjoy • 1-3 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advanced notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply


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MUSIC


The Barn at Egremont Village Inn presents Bucky Hayes Band • 8 pm • 17 Main St., South Egremont, MA • more info and tickets ($15) at www.theegremontbarn.com

 

Caffè Lena • world jazz group Heard, a vibrant and multi-layered ensemble that shares energetic sounds from around the globe • 8 pm • info and tickets ($22/$20 or $11 for children/students) at www.caffelena.org

 

Helsinki Hudson • Bettye LaVette, R&B vocalist • 9 pm (doors 6 pm) • info and tickets ($35-$50) at helsinkihudson.com

 

Mahaiwe • encore of Met Opera Live in HD: Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” • 1 pm • $25 or $10 for age 21 and under • www.mahaiwe.org

 

Music on Main presents JoAnne Redding and Robert Kelly in an evening performance of Swingin’ Jazz, Smokey Blues, and a Touch of Twang • 7 pm • at
First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main Street in Stockbridge, MA.• suggested donation $20 ($15 for seniors and students) at the door • more info at www.StockbridgeUCC.org/events

 

DANCE

 

Skidmore • Viva la Danse! (April 6-8). Skidmore’s Music and Dance departments join for a grand performance featuring classical ballet workshop students led by ballet master Denise Warner Limoli, with the Skidmore College Orchestra conducted by Anthony Holland. The program includes selections from Swan Lake, Act II and Gaîté Parisienne, a light-hearted “operetta in dance.” • today’s time, 8 pm • Zankel Music Center • Adults $10, Senior citizens $7, free for students and children. • ticket info at 518-580-5321 or www.skidmore.edu/Zankel

 

THEATER

 

Ghent Playhouse • annual benefit to celebrate the Playhouse’s 43rd Season. Come enjoy a staged reading of “The Gin Game” starring Monk and Cathy Schane-Lydon • 6 pm • Go to ghentplayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006 to reserve tickets ($43 in advance, $50 at the door). =

 

Oldcastle Theatre • The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) presents an Exclusive Screening of “The Doctor,” starring William Hurt, which tells the story of a doctor who becomes a patient and discovers the challenges of life from the other side of the stethoscope. Following the screening, a Q&A features local healthcare providers Dr. Marcus Martinez, Dr. Carol Salazar and Nurse Kiki Smith, who share their personal experiences as patients • 6 pm • 331 Main St., Bennington, VT • Reserve tickets ($25) at www.oldcastletheatre.org or 802-447-0564

 

FILM


Images • “ The Leisure Seeker” — Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland are a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker • today’s times 2:20,, 4:30, 7, & 9:10 pm • ww.www.imagescinema.org

 

MISC.


Chatham Bookstore • Daegan Miller discusses his book “This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent.” Originally from Chatham and now living in Madison, WI, Miller offers a new way of seeing the American past through its radical thinkers, settlers, and artists. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow the brief reading • 5-7 pm • at the booktore, 27 Main, Chatham, NY • free • more info at 518-392-3005 or chathambookstore.com


Green Mountain Club (Killington section) • All welcome to the series of spring hikes: today, Coolidge State Park, Plymouth. A moderate 3-4 mile hike with initially some steep climbing on the Park road to a view of Mount Ascutney from the open picnic area and then a nice meadow and trail hike back to the cars through a mix of hardwood and conifer forest • 10 am • Meet at Rutland’s Main Street Park, near the east end of the fire station • more info from Larry Walter and Viv Bebee 802-775-3855

 

Jacob’s Pillow • Okwui Okpokwasili presents “Poor People’s TV Room,” an ancestral dream shared between four women surrounding two historic Nigerian incidents — the Women’s War of 1929 and the Boko Haram kidnappings, which sparked the Bring Back Our Girls movement . (Event is a co-presentations with cultural partner MASS MoCA) • 8 pm • at Jacob’s Pillow • $20-$50 • info and tickets at www.jacobspillow.org/events

 

Maple Leaf Quilters present 29th Festival of Quilts (April 7 & 8) — Spectacular quilts - Guild Challenge - Vendors Demonstrations - Antique Quilts - Basket Auction Consignment Boutique - Raffle Quilt. Featured Quilter Sharon Shorey, Mini Quilts • today’s times, 9 am-5 pm • at NEW LOCATION! College of St. Joseph, 71 Clement Rd, Rutland VT • One day Admission $6 • info at www.mapleleafquilters.org

 

Moreau Lake State Park • Waterfall Trail Hike — a hike from the Lake Bonita trail towards the Waterfall trail, then down the Waterfall trail, and end at the Spring overlook parking area • 9:30 am-1 pm • Registration necessary with 24 hours advance notice; please call 518-793-0511. Fees apply

 

Northshire (Manchester store) • KIDS event — Katy Farber presents “Salamander Sky” about the migration of thousands of spotted salamanders to ponds and pools, often across busy roads • 11 am • www.northshire.com

Skidmore • Tang Museum Family Saturdays: Brief tour of a current Tang exhibition followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions • 2:00-3:30 pm • Tang • Free and open to the public • reservations (strongly recommended) and info at 518-580-808

 

Yoga Place • Pure Yoga Divine Yoga with Peter Rizzo (two Saturdays each month) • 9:00-11:30 am • at The Yoga Place, 532 Main Street, Bennington, VT • $30 prepaid or $35 at door, or by donation. To register or for more information, call 802-447-0393 or go to www.benningtonyoga.com